Stuck or moving forward?

29 10 2015

This unique house


on Western Highway in Belize has been made to resemble a colorful car – complete with wheels, but it will never move forward.  It remains “paralyzed”.  Sometimes we get stuck or maybe paralyzed with fear, not knowing exactly what the Lord want us to do or in which direction He wants us to go (although we always have His revealed will for our lives available to us in our own language in the Bible “Your word is a lamp that gives light wherever I walk.” Psalm 119:105).  We might be tripped up by things in our past, feeling unable to move on.  If this is the case in your life, I’d like to encourage you to get moving again. Take the next step.  Do the next right thing.  It is easier to steer a moving car, than one that is at rest. “Drive and go forward” 2 Kings 4:24b (OK…I admit that one is taken out of context, but I’m cramming it into this illustration) This one works, though:  “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” Hebrews 12:1. I believe that as we move forward, God will direct our steps. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5 & 6 How does He do it? One very obvious and reliable way is by His Word!(Psalm 119:136). “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.” Psalm 37:23-24.

“If you spend all your time today thinking about your failures or successes yesterday, then you will ruin your tomorrow. When today looks too long at yesterday, we are borrowing from tomorrow’s time. Yesterday is like a rearview mirror. When you go somewhere in the car, you use a rearview mirror. A rearview mirror shows you what’s behind you. You need a rearview mirror but you only need a rearview mirror to glance in, not live in. You don’t move forward by focusing on a rearview mirror; you move forward by focusing on the windshield. If you live in a rearview mirror, you will hurt somebody. But in front of the rearview mirror is a much bigger piece of glass called the windshield. The windshield shows you where you are going and that’s a lot bigger than where you have been. Don’t let yesterday mess up today, which will ruin tomorrow. While you are driving forward in your Christian life, every now and then look in your rearview mirror. Take a peek in your rearview mirror to see what’s behind  you so that you don’t make a wrong turn while you’re moving forward. Just don’t stare too long.” [Tony Evans. Tony Evan’s Stories, Quotes, and Anecdotes. Chicago: Moody Publishers. (2009). pgs. 220-221.

Paul says in Philippians 3:13-14 “ ….. but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”The Proverbs 31 woman “smiles at the future” (v25).  We can gain strength to move on and “smile at the future” from promises like this one in Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”

Jesus says “Get up and come forward!” Luke 6:8 The destination is rarely clear, but there’s no question about the direction—forward!



One response

18 02 2017

So really never need to remain in place must always move in front and set goals in life санаторий шахтер трускавец

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